Alex Coumbis has joined Laurence King Publishing as a senior publicist based in New York City.
Amanda Olson will join Annick Press, as marketing manager starting January 2. Previously sales manager for Harper Canada, she takes over as Brigitte Waisberg retires after 12 years at Annick Press and 37 years in publishing. Claire Caldwell has been hired as associate editor. She was at Harlequin.
The just-released movie The Man Who Invented Christmas, based on the book by Les Standiford, is the first theatrical release for a project developed by Mazur / Kaplan, the nine-year-old production company pairing bookseller Mitchell Kaplan and producer Paula Mazur. Kaplan tells the Miami Herald, “Adaptation is an art and to see a wonderful one come to fruition is very gratifying.” Mazur adds, “Books are a great template of storytelling. So we built a business around it.”
Costa Award nominees were announced in five categories, including:
The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times, by Xan Brooks
Montpelier Parade, by Karl Geary
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
The Haunting of Henry Twist, by Rebecca F. John